Dimitrios Nikolaou is a Civil Engineer, PhD Candidate and Researcher at the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Since 2018, he holds a Civil Engineering Diploma from NTUA majoring in Transportation Engineering. His PhD research is on “Big data in road safety decision support”. He has more than 2 years of experience in several aspects of traffic engineering and road safety. He has participated in 6 research projects and has published 12 scientific papers (3 in scientific journals and 9 in scientific conference proceedings after peer review).


Specialisation areas

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Road Safety
  • Accident Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis and Modeling

Education

  • Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2019 – ongoing, in the Department of Transportation, Planning and Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. Topic: “Big data in road safety decision support” 
  • Diploma of Civil Engineering, 2013-2018,  option of Transportation Engineer at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.

 


Teaching Experience 

  • Teaching Assistant in the graduate course “Traffic Management and Road Safety” of the 9th semester of the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (2018-ongoing)
  • Supervising Assistant in 3 Diploma Theses in the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA (2018-ongoing)

Publications

At the present time (September 2020) twelve (12) scientific papers have been published (or have been accepted for publication): 3 papers in scientific journals with peer review and 9 papers in conferences with full paper review.

 

Publications in scientific journals with peer review

  • pj3. Yannis G., Nikolaou D., Laiou A., Achermann Stürmer Y., Buttler I., Jankowska-Karpa D., “Vulnerable road users: Cross-cultural perspectives on performance and attitudes”, IATSS Research (2020 – accepted).
  • pj2. Pires C., Torfs K., Areal A., Goldenbeld C., Vanlaar W., Granié M.A., Achermann Stürmer Y., Usami D.S., Kaiser S., Jankowska-Karpa D., Nikolaou D., Holte H., Kakinuma T., Trigoso J., Meesmann U., Van den Berghe, W, “Car drivers’ road safety performance: A benchmark across 32 countries”, IATSS Research (2020 – accepted).
  • pj1. Ropaka M., Nikolaou D., Yannis G., “Investigation of traffic and safety behavior of pedestrians while texting or web-surfing”, Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol.21, Issue 6, 2020, pp. 389-394.

Publications in scientific conference proceedings (full papers with review)

  • pc9. Yannis G., Folla K., Nikolaou D., Dragomanovits A., Wang X., “Development of a Platform for Global Road Safety Data Analysis” Proceedings of the 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020, April 27-30, 2020, Helsinki, Finland.
  • pc8. Nikolaou D., Goldenbeld C., Ziakopoulos A., Laiou A., Yannis G., “Road user safety attitudes towards driver fatigue”, Proceedings of the 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020, April 27-30, 2020, Helsinki, Finland.
  • pc7. Yannis G., Mavromatis S., Folla K., Laiou A., Nikolaou D., Zammataro S., Funk J., Theofilatos A., Welsh R., Talbot R., Fernandez E., Sogodel V., Wismans J., Kluppels L., Carnis L., Mignot D., “Identification of Road Safety Risk Factors in Africa”, Proceedings of the 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020, April 27-30, 2020, Helsinki, Finland.
  • pc6. Ropaka M., Nikolaou D., Yannis G., “Investigation of Traffic and Safety Behavior of Pedestrians Texting or Web-Surfing”, Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 12-16 January 2020.
  • pc5. Yannis G., Dragomanovits A., Roussou J., Nikolaou D., “Economic Assessment of Road Infrastructure Safety Schemes in Greece Using Crash Prediction Methodology”, Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 12-16 January 2020.
  • pc4. Nikolaou D., Folla K., Bellos E., Yannis G., “Tourism and Road Accidents in Greece”, Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Transportation Research, Athens, Greece, 24-25 October 2019.
  • pc3. Yannis G., Mavromatis S., Laiou A., Folla K., Nikolaou D., “Thematic Fact Sheets on Road Safety Risk Factors in Africa – A Knowledge and Management Tool”, Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Transportation Research, Athens, Greece, 24-25 October 2019.
  • pc2. Yannis G., Dragomanovits A., Roussou J., Nikolaou D., “Methodology for the economic assessment of road safety interventions”, Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Transportation Research, Athens, Greece, 24-25 October 2019.
  • pc1. Nikolaou D., Folla K., Yannis G., “The effect of socioeconomics and transportation conditions on road safety in the European Union”, Proceedings of the 7th Panhellenic Road Safety Conference, Larissa, Greece, 11-12 October 2018.

Presentations in scientific conferences and seminars

At the present time (September 2020) twelve (12) presentations have been made in scientific conferences and seminars.

  • cp12. Nikolaou D., Laiou A., Yannis G., Goldenbeld C., “Road user safety attitudes towards driver fatigue”, 1st International Interdisciplinary Online Conference: “The Traffic Society”, organised by the Hellenic Driving Instructors Association, 29-31 May 2020.
  • cp11. Yannis G., Folla K., Nikolaou D., “Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Road Safety”, Roundtable Meeting: Responsible Alcohol Consumption and Road Safety, organised by Athenian Brewery, Athens, Greece, 12 February 2020.
  • cp10. Mavromatis S., Yannis G., Folla K., Laiou A., Nikolaou D., “Road Safety Knowledge and Data”, SaferAfrica Final Conference “Results and future perspectives for road safety in Africa”, organised by European Commission, Tunis, Tunisia, 18 September 2019.
  • cp9. Yannis G., Folla K., Nikolaou D., “Telematics, Big Data and Road Safety”, Connected Cars Conference 2019, organised by Boussias Communications, Athens, Greece, 18 September 2019.
  • cp8. Yannis G., Folla K., Nikolaou D., MacLennan E., Bellos E., “Tourism and Road Accidents in Greece”, Transport and Tourism Workshop, organised by the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), Rhodes, Greece, 4 September 2019.
  • cp7. Nikolaou D., Laiou A., Yannis G., Pires C., Meesmann U., “Country Fact Sheets”, 2nd ESRA Symposium on Global Road Safety Performance Indicators, organised by the VIAS Institute, Brussels, Belgium, 18 June 2019.
  • cp6. Yannis G., Laiou A., Nikolaou D., Goldenbeld C., “Thematic Report: Driver Fatigue”, 2nd ESRA Symposium on Global Road Safety Performance Indicators, organised by the VIAS Institute, Brussels, Belgium, 18 June 2019.
  • cp5. Nikolaou D., Laiou A., Yannis G., “Monitoring road safety attitudes globally”, NTUA – Digitalisation and Road Safety Research Workshop, organised by NTUA within the framework of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, Athens, Greece, 17 May 2019.
  • cp4. Dragomanovits A., Roussou J., Nikolaou D., Yannis G., “Economic Analysis of road infrastructure safety projects”, NTUA – Digitalisation and Road Safety Research Workshop, organised by NTUA within the framework of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, Athens, Greece, 17 May 2019.
  • cp3. Teressonok J., Folla K., Ziakopoulos A., Nikolaou D., Yannis G., “Big Data for Road Safety”, NTUA – Digitalisation and Road Safety Research Workshop, organised by NTUA within the framework of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, Athens, Greece, 17 May 2019.
  • cp2. Yannis G., Mavromatis S., Folla K., Nikolaou D., “The SaferAfrica: African Road Safety Observatory”, 4th SaferAfrica Dialogue Platform Workshop, organised by the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 4 April 2019.
  • cp1. Folla K., Yannis G., Nikolaou D., “The European Union Road Safety Action Plan”, National Road Safety Policy Development – Trends and Challenges Conference, organised by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and UNECE, Tbilisi, Georgia, 14 November 2018.

Theses

  • Nikolaou D., “Impact of economic, social and transport indicators on road safety during the crisis period in Europe”, Diploma Thesis, Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, NTUA, Supervisor: G. Yannis, July 2018.

Research projects

Participation in six (6) research projects in the field of Transportation Planning and Engineering

  • a-traffic: Innovative traffic and parking policies in the center of Athens” a cooperation between the Municipality of Athens and National Technical University of Athens (2020-ongoing)
  • i-safemodels: International Comparative Analyses of Road Traffic Safety Statistics and Safety Modeling” of the National Strategic Reference Framework: Greece – China Joint R&D Projects, funded by the “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” framework (2019-ongoing)
  • “BeSmart: Multi-modal driver behaviour and safety support system on the basis of smartphone applications” of the framework of the research programme “Explore-Create-Innovate” of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (2018-ongoing).
  • “ESRA2: E-Survey of Road users’ Attitudes” within the ESRA cooperation of road safety institutes.
  • Velivr’: Cyclisme sous l’emprise d’alcool et de stupéfiants: état actuel et risques” carried out for the Délégation à la Sécurité Routière du Ministère de l’ Intérieur de la République Française. (2018-2019).
  • “SaferAfrica: Innovating dialogue and problems appraisal for a safer Africa” of the Horizons 2020 framework programme on Research & Innovation of the European Commission (2016-2019).

Computer Skills and Software Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Statistical analysis software and coding: SPSS, R, R-studio
  • Business Intelligence Tools: Microsoft Power BI
  • Drawing and designing: AutoCAD
  • Traffic simulation software: SUMO

 Languages

  • Greek (native language)
  • English
  • German

Affiliations 

  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece

Reviewer of papers to be published in scientific journals and conferences

  • Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour

Contact

National Technical University of Athens,

School of Civil Engineering,

Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering

5, Iroon Polytechneiou str., GR-15773, Zografou, Athens

Phone: +30 210.7721155

E-mail: dnikolaou@mail.ntua.gr